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Install ClockworkMod Recovery for Droid RAZR HD XT926 Developer Edition

Android devices are mostly liked because of high customization and the ClockworkMod Recovery is a must have tool for those who love to customize their devices with custom ROMs, MODs and other tweaks as this one of best custom recovery to flash zip files even it can be used to take nandroid backups, wipe device and apply other hacks. If you’re a user of Motorola Droid RAZR HD XT960 developer edition and looking for the ClockworkMod recovery, you’re on the right place, a senior XDA developer GoClifGo05 has ported the ClockworkMod recovery for the smartphone.

The below guide walks you through how to install ClockworkMod recovery for Motorola Droid RAZR HD XT960 Developer Edition. Make sure the bootloader of your phone is rooted and have unlocked bootloader, you can unlock bootloader uofficially here and follow this guide or this guide to root the phone. Make sure the battery life is up to 70% and you’re using Windows PC, Android ADB should be installed on your PC, you can follow our this guide to do so.

Be sure to back up everything as the the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps, though the APN setting automatically restored from network, it make mobile date work, but if it doesn’t happen to you, restore it manually, you can use APN app to do so. Turn the USB Debugging on, to do so just tap Menu> Settings> Application> Development.

DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.


Step #1: Download the Fastboot package ( and ClockworkMod Recovery image (cw-recovery-vanquish.img, md5sum: 7c399fbc53736b550757225649f14cf6) to your PC.

Step #2: On your PC, unzip the downloaded file into folder, then copy the ClockworkMod recovery image file into fastboot folder you obtained.

Step #3: Pick up the smartphone, download and install the ES File Explorer app on the smartphone.

Step #4: Launch the ES File Explorer, go to Setting, tap on Root setting, then enable root explorer and confirm the action when app ask. Then select Allow/Grant to grant root access to the app and then enable the “Up to Root” and “Mount File System” options.

Step #5: Go to /system/etc and rename the RECOVERY.SH to any name you want, this is necessary because it will prevent stock recovery from disturbing the custom recovery installation process.

Step #6: Turn off your Razr HD and reboot into boot mode select menu, to do so reboot phone by holding down Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power buttons at the same time. There use volume keys to navigate and power key to select, you need to enter in fastboot mode there.

Step #7: Plug the phone to PC using a USB cable, the PC may ask for driver installation, let the installation finish.

Step #8: Open up command prompt and navigate to fastboot folder.

Step #9: Enter following command on the command prompt to make sure your phone is connected properly, this command will generate serial number of your device;

fastboot devices

Step #10: Enter following command to install recovery:

fastboot flash recovery cw-recovery-vanquish.img

Step #11: Enter following command to reboot phone:

fastboot reboot-bootloader

Once you’re in bootloader mode, there you can select recovery option to try the ClockworkMod custom recovery. That’s it, you’re done, enjoy!

Via: XDA

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